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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Hong Kong takes centre stage as first in new 'F1 series' for swimmers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:59pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... the first race in a newly created world open water series, dubbed "a new F1 circuit for swimming". The World Open Water Swimming Series (WOWSS), a global network of 13 races, will unlock ... else like it Doug Woodring "A series like this, in Hong Kong, opens up a whole new level of competition and tourism," Woodring said. "This is like the start of a new F1 circuit ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Plunging comic sales in Hong Kong force artists to find a new perspective

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 10:55am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... for a talk. They are there for "A Parallel Tale", an exhibition that weaves tales of the 1980s and 1990s in Hong Kong with those from across the Taiwan Strait. "The 1980s and '90s ... into something new Lee Chi-ching, artist  Independent artist Ah Tui agrees: "I always looked forward to getting the Hong Kong comics when they came to Taiwan. "These imported comics were so ...

  3. Working holiday scheme a success

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 02:12pm by KEITH CHAN

    ... the annual quota of 250. Launched in January 2010, the scheme is designed to promote exchanges between the young people of Japan and Hong Kong so they can gain a deeper understanding of each ... quota is allocated twice a year in May and November, with 125 visas issued for each period. For the first period this year, the Consulate General of Japan received a total of 279 applications ...

  4. News - World - TRADE

    Beijing bans some US shellfish imports, says toxins found

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:44am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seattle Beijing bans some US shellfish, citing toxins Beijing has suspended imports of shellfish from the US west coast, cutting off one of the biggest export markets ... to China. "It's had an incredible impact," said George Hill, the geoduck harvest co-ordinator for Puget Sound's Suquamish tribe. "A couple thousand divers out of work right ...

  5. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    Palm oil imports seen falling as economy slows

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Palm oil imports seen falling as economy slows Palm oil purchases by China, the second-biggest buyer, may decline by about 11 per cent this year as economic expansion slows and banks tighten lending to commodity importers, a survey shows. Imports may fall to 5.9 million tonnes in the 12 months to September 30 from a year earlier, according to the median ...

  6. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Mainland wine importers optimistic despite clampdown on gift giving

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:37am by Mark Graham

    ... Mark Graham life@scmp.com The government clampdown on gift-giving on the mainland has caused wine importers some problems, but most are optimistic, writesMark Graham Grape wall of China ... splashing the cash on wining and dining; events featuring high-end Bordeaux and top-drawer bai jiu (rice liquor) are thin on the ground. Customs figures show the volume of wine imports rose by 5 per ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Equality in schools has a long way to go in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Katelyn Chan

    ... not eat pork. And we only eat meat that is halal," she says. "Sometimes the snacks contain animal fat." The EOC's Law concedes that "a lot of work has to be done ... the booklet in due course," she says, also emphasising the importance of respecting school autonomy. Yuen Kwok-ming is the principal of Caritas Tuen Mun Marden Foundation Secondary School, which ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - PIT STOP RICHARD DREW

    Lewis Hamilton looking for momentum

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 08:40pm by Richard Drew

    ... "A clean weekend is what I am looking for. Some points, going into the [summer] break to get some rest time and then get back into the last part of the season. Maybe I will go and rub ... "I don't think the winner will care but the one who might lose the title on double points might need some psychological treatment." For the moment though, it's important to put ...

  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan's DPP delays decision over freezing independence stance

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 05:30am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Conference Centre, party chairwoman Dr Tsai Ing-wen delayed decision on the thorny issue by calling for the central executive committee to discuss the proposal in the future. "As the election ... is highly important to ensure the DPP can return to power in 2016," in the presidential election, said Wang Kung-yi, a professor of international affairs and strategic studies at Tamkang ...

  10. Business - Commodities

    ANZ shrugs off metals financing exposure

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:58am by BLOOM

    ... Australia & New Zealand Banking Group has tightened its commodity financing processes in China "a little bit" amid a probe into metals stockpiles at Qingdao port, chief executive Michael Smith said. Financing using commodities as collateral was an "important business" for ANZ, Smith said yesterday, adding he was not worried by any exposure the bank had ...




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